Authors and editors

Linda BÉRCZI – publisher, editor

Linda Bérczi is the president of the Together for Art Association as well as the director of L Art Management. After graduating as a cultural manager, she started her career at the G13 Contemporary and Modern Art Gallery in 2007. During the four years she spent working there, she acquainted herself with the Hungarian contemporary art scene. She has created and organized various cultural programs since 2012, including the Afternoon of Open Studios and Budapest Art Week, which has hosted numerous exhibitions and related programs (guided tours, lectures, performances, workshops) at more than 60 venues (leading museums, galleries and other exhibition spaces) in Budapest. She had been the founder and leader of the LAOS Studio House while it operated. She is one of the mentors of the Fine Arts Manager course at the WERK Academy. She is the founder and leader of the Budapest Art Mentor program, and the editor of ‘MŰVÉSZLÉT – Kortárs kézikönyv képzőművészeknek’ (‘BEING AN ARTIST – Contemporary Handbook for Artists’).


Zsófia DANKA – author

Zsófia Danka (1990) was born in Budapest. She graduated in art history from the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in 2013. In the same year, she started her MA course at the Manchester Metropolitan University in Contemporary Curating. After graduation, she started to work in Kunsthalle Budapest as an assistant curator. She was also a gallery manager of Art+Text Budapest and she was part of collaborations with different artists and curators from all over the world, working both abroad and in Budapest. Danka was invited to work as a deputy editor-in-chief at Artlocator Magazine in 2017. From 2018 she started to work in the National Archives of Hungary as an event manager and became the leading curator of the Négyszoba Gallery in Budapest. Zsófia Danka regularly publishes articles and organizes exhibitions and art events. Her main interest is working with emerging artists on socio-cultural events from the creation of the concept through the visualization to the follow-up activity.


Sándor HORNYIK – author

Art historian and curator Sándor Hornyik (1972) is currently working for the Institute of Art History of the Research Centre for the Humanities at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as a senior research fellow. He has a PhD in art history (ELTE, Budapest, 2005). His research concerns the history and theory of avant-garde and neo-avant-garde art as well as the theoretical issues of contemporary art and visual culture studies. He published books on the neo-avant-garde reception of modern natural sciences (Avant-Garde Science, Budapest, Akadémiai, 2008) and on the intersections of visual studies and contemporary art (Aliens in a Sin City, Budapest, L’Harmattan, 2011). Between 2012 and 2014 he was the chief curator of MODEM (Museum of Modern Art Debrecen) where he curated several exhibitions dealing with socialist and post-socialist visual cultures. He also curated exhibitions in Maribor (Foreign Matter: Surrealism in the Attraction of Reality, National Liberation Museum, 2012), in Riga (“Other” Revolutionary Traditions, Riga Arts Space, 2011), and in Paris (Cosmologie quotidienne, Institut Hongrois, 2012). Recently, he edited (with Edit Sasvári and Hedvig Turai) an English volume on the Hungarian art of the 1960s and– 70s (Doublespeak and Beyond, London, Thames and Hudson, 2018).


Róza Tekla SZILÁGYI – author

Róza Tekla Szilágyi graduated in art history and aesthetics from ELTE, and then worked for six months at the PiArtworks Contemporary Gallery in Istanbul. She continued her studies at the University of Fine Arts Budapest with a Masters degree in Contemporary Art Theory and Curatorial Studies. She has been publishing in national and international art magazines and publications since 2012. Founder of the Omnivore Gallery and senior curator of the Hybridart Space Contemporary Art Gallery in Budapest (2017-2018), currently senior associate at Artmagazin Online.


Gerda SZÉPLAKY – author

Gerda Széplaky, PhD is an associate professor at the Visual Arts Institute of the Eszterházy Károly University. She has worked as the editor of journals such as Vulgo, Flash Art and Performa as well as several essay collections on philosophy and aesthetics. She regularly published essays about philosophy and aesthetics in arts journals and other professional periodicals, and in books. She is a regular participant of scientific conferences as well as a member of various research teams. As a curator, she has organised exhibitions in Rome, Venice, Cluj-Napoca, Budapest and Eger.

Published books: The Body of Man. Philosophical Essays (Kalligram, Bratislava, 2011); Diverse Architecture. The Architecture of Dezső Ekler from an Aesthetic Perspective (L’Harmattan, Budapest, 2016); The Hair on the Back of Kant’s Neck. Essays on Aesthetics (L’Harmattan, Budapest, 2017); Wounding the Color Black. On Zsolt Berszán’s art (Asociatia Bazis, Cluj-Napoca, 2018); Dark and Silent. Philosophical Essays About Literature, Film and Art (L’Harmattan, Budapest, 2019).


Attila SIRBIK – author

Brought up in Rovinj, Attila Sirbik was born in Yugoslavia in 1978. He has lived in several cities in Central and Eastern Europe. He was a soldier in Požarevac. He is the chief editor of the arts journal Symposion, as well as a contributor to the fine arts magazine Új Művészet and Balkon. He’s also a writer. His first novel was published at the prestigious Hungarian Magvető publishing house.


Délia VÉKONY – editor-in-chief

Délia Vékony completed her art history and philosophy BA (Hons) and art history MA degree at the University of South Africa. She received her PhD in art history at Leiden University, The Netherlands. She has been working for the International Business School, Budapest since 2006 where she is currently a senior lecturer, responsible for the arts management specialization. Aside from curating exhibitions, she writes for various art periodicals. Her book Lost in art. Searching for inherent quality in contemporary art (Budapest, Underground, 2011) has been used as a textbook by students. Délia Vékony holds lectures at various local forums and international institutions, such as the Contemporary Collectors Academy (Budapest), Maastricht University (The Netherlands), IESA (Paris) and the University of Oxford. She works as a mentor for artists in the Budapest Art Mentor program. She is interested in the operation and mechanisms of the contemporary art world, as well as concepts such as presence, absence and rupture in art, and the responsibility of art and the artist in the 21st century.